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Voice of New Jersey Audubon - 6/21/2000
This is the Voice of NJ Audubon for June 21, 2000 with reports of ICELAND GULL, RAILS, ALDER FLYCATCHER, local reports, seasonal reports of interest and an update. First the update: there were no more reports of the SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in the Watchung reservation; congrats to the lucky observers.

An ICELAND GULL was reported from Belmar on the beach June 16.

A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was at Merrill Creek Res. June 19. Which direction it was going, no one knows.

VIRGINIA RAIL is loud from the Hillside Ave. bridge at Black River WMA in Chester.

ALDER FLYCATCHER and PURPLE FINCH were reported from High Point State Park June 18. Others are in the usual places in Long Valley, Chester, Canistear and other places off Rte 515, as well as the entrance to Wawayanda State Park off the Warwick Tpke.

CERULEAN and WORM-EATING WARBLERS are common on Shades Road in Great Meadows. CERULEANS are thick on Old Mine Road; other WORM-EATING WARBLERS are on the slopes at Merrill Creek.

Many BOBOLINKS and two GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were along the park road at Hoffman Park in Pattenberg, Hunterdon County. Exit 78 at West Portal/Pattenberg, go east on the service road, then bear right a half mile to the park. Easy on, easy off. The BOBOLINKS are a good show from the car, even without getting out!.

A N. HARRIER was on Pleasant Plains Road in Great Swamp June 16.

HOODED WARBLER is on territory at the lower field at Scherman Hoffman in Bernardsville.

The Voice of NJ Audubon is a weekly report on birding in New Jersey. To report, please call 908-766-5787 or fax 908-766-7775. Good birding and thanks for calling, surfing and reporting.

 
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